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BRP Tarlac Sails to Aid Mindanao Conflict

Subic Bay, Olongapo City – BRP Tarlac (LD 601), the first of the Philippine Navy’s Amphibious Landing Dock formerly known as Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV), sails for Mindanao today, May 29, 2016, to transport military vehicles and supplies to AFP units in the South.

 

For this mission, LD 601 accommodated 30 military vehicles and supplies weighing 253 tons. These cargos will be distributed to the different AFP units in Mindanao to cater to the transport and logistical requirements of the ongoing military operations against terrorists.

 

The ship, with its capability to accommodate more than 4,000 tons of cargo and 500 personnel onboard, is utilized not only to support military operations but also for mass evacuation and even international humanitarian assistance during disasters and crisis.

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